The DC LERA
Board of Governors invites you to the monthly
co-sponsored with the
Woman's National Democratic Club...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Co-sponsored with the
Woman's National Democratic Club
Is America Splitting in Two?
editor of the American Prospect and
a weekly columnist for the Washington Post
the federal government generally gridlocked, the political action
in America is taking place in its cities and states. As the
Republican Party has come to be dominated by the South and the
radical right, states under GOP control—including such previously
moderate states such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana—have
passed "right to work" laws and laws intended to reduce minority
voting—policies previously confined to the South.
States controlled by Democrats, by contrast, have been raising the
minimum wage and passing paid-sick-day laws and laws designed to
make voting easier. As the GOP becomes steadily more white, and
the Democrats ever more multi-racial, the states are racing away
from each other as they haven't done since the years before the
Harold Meyerson is executive editor of the American Prospect
and a weekly columnist for the Washington Post. He also
writes for many other publications and is frequently a guest on
television and radio talk shows.